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Securities Litigation

For decades, clients have relied on our securities litigators in the most complex, high-profile, high-stakes securities matters of the day. The country’s most respected Fortune 500 corporations and financial institutions turn to us to help defend against headline-making allegations.

Clients have trusted our advice in virtually every major financial-related dispute, including:

  • Actions related to the Madoff scandal
  • Residential-mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) matters
  • Claims arising out of Lehman Brothers’ collapse
  • The Washington Mutual bankruptcy
  • Securities issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • Class actions involving auction rate securities
“Simpson Thacher’s securities litigation practice remains one of the country’s truly elite outfits”
Chambers USA 2013

Recent matters include:

  • Blackstone in a multibillion-dollar securities class action arising from its IPO, as well as numerous litigations arising from its private equity deals
  • Morgan Stanley in obtaining dismissal of Lanham Act, securities fraud and breach of contract claims
  • Sirius XM Radio Inc., the CEO and senior management in the dismissal of a shareholder derivative action related to the $13 billion Sirius-XM merger
  • JPMorgan and UBS in multiple litigations and arbitrations relating to auction rate securities
  • Virgin Mobile USA and its officers and directors in a series of putative class action lawsuits related to its IPO
  • Pfizer, Pharmacia, and Wyeth in securities-related cases alleging misrepresentations regarding Celebrex®, Bextra® and Pristiq®
  • MetroPCS in the dismissal of a securities fraud class action

We also represent clients in government investigations that precede or follow on the heels of securities fraud litigation.

“‘One of the handful of firms you can go to with confidence,’ continues to represent defendants in virtually every major litigation arising from the financial crisis”
The Legal 500 2013

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